Servant Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great servant-leaders and spiritual vitality; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Bishop LIsa M. Weah

    Senior Pastor

    Bishop Lisa M. Weah is a woman full of purpose, passion and power! As Senior Pastor of the New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, she has embraced becoming not only the third Pastor in the church's history, but also its first female pastor. With a team of growing servant leaders and volunteers, she has partnered with various agencies to feed and employ hundreds of persons within the DMV; and with Johns Hopkins' Project RESTORE to develop church-based HIV intervention and support. Desiring to ensure the mental and spiritual health of her congregation and community, she has launched several initiatives, including: the NBBC Empowerment Institute; the Dream Life Center CDC; the Dreamscape Entrepreneurial Showcase; a satellite Renaissance Christian Counseling Center on the NBBC campus; and The NBBC Online.



  • Bishop Weah serves as Bishop of Auxiliary Bishops and General Overseers within the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. She is an Executive Council member of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, and a Gubernatorial appointee to the MD 529 Board. A published author, artist, and radio personality, her Breathe Again EP is on digital media outlets, and her Maximize Moments Devotional is in its second volume of publication. ''The Maximize Moment w/Dr. Lisa Weah' airs weekly on WEAA 88.9FM's Gospel Grace Morning Show, and on her YouTube channel.


  • She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park; and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Howard University. Bishop Weah is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a Doctor of Ministry Program cohort leader for the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She is the CEO of LMW Media, a Beautycounter Consultant, a mother of three adult children, and 'glamma' of Josiah, whose life mission is to empower persons to live a victorious Christian life.


Pastoral Counseling & Care

Our goals in Pastoral Counseling are to guide and help individuals discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, financial or other challenges. We have partner with trained counselors, social workers, and other health professionals to service persons seeking guidance for a variety of issues including marital and family relationships, communication and intimacy, parenting, grief and loss, anger and bitterness, managing stress & anxiety, healing from past hurts and abuse, reentry from incarceration, spiritual discouragement, and additional mental health and social services. 


If you are someone who could benefit from counseling, you're not alone! If you would like to schedule an appointment, be connected to resources or have someone contact you for prayer please reach out.



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